Director, UBC Botanical Garden and Horticultural Centre
Closing date: March 31, 2023
The University of British Columbia invites applications for the next Director of the UBC Botanical Garden. This position presents a unique opportunity to take a leadership role at Canada’s leading university garden at one of the world’s top universities. The Director provides leadership and vision in the Garden, maximizing engagement through collaborative research, public programming, and community participation.
The ideal candidate will bring leadership characterized by an ability to garner broad community support, including the volunteer group, Friends of the UBC Botanical Garden, to increase visibility of the organization and carry forward major projects and programs. They will also bring a passion for gardens and a creative vision for reimagining the role of botanical gardens in an environment aspiring to champion equity, decolonization, and address our global biodiversity crisis and the climate emergency.
UBC is partnering with the executive search firm Perrett Laver on this search. Applications should consist of a full CV detailing academic and professional qualifications and relevant achievements. It should be accompanied by a cover letter describing how candidates meet the selection criteria, why the appointment is of interest, and what they believe they can bring to the role. Further information, including details of how to apply, can be downloaded at Perrett Laver, quoting reference 6401. The closing date for applications is Noon PDT on Friday, March 31, 2023.
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